A2 Milk Market (By Form: Powder and Liquid; By Application: Infant Formula, Milk-based Beverages, Bakery & Confectionery, and Dairy Products; By Packaging: Carton Packaging, Glass Bottles, Cans, and Plastic Pouches & Bottles; By Distribution Channel: Online Stores, Grocery and Convenience Stores, Hypermarkets and Supermarkets, and Others) - Global Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends Analysis, Regional Outlook and Forecasts 2022 - 2030
The global A2 milk market size was estimated USD 9.38 billion in 2021 and is projected to hit over USD 31.51 billion by 2030, expanding immensive CAGR of 18.6% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
Milk that contains only A2 beta casein polypeptide is called as a2 milk. A2 milk is a type of cows' milk that generally lacks a type of β-casein polypeptide called A1, and has majorly the A2 form. A2 milk has 12% more protein, 25% more vitamin A, 15% more calcium, 33% more vitamin D and 30% more cream. Also, research on A2 milk consumption have shown that regular consumption of A2 milk can assist in slowing down of muscle catabolism, thus improving muscle recovery. Milks from Guernsey, Jersey, Asian herds etc. comprise majorly A2 beta casein. A2 milk consists of beta casein protein that varies by one amino acid at 67th place in chains of amino acids. When we compare A1 milk with A2 milk, A2 is better digested as compared to A1. Digestion of A1 occurs in intestine and peptide named beta-casomorphin-7 (BCM-7) is produced enzymatically from the A1 β-casein variant. Beta-casomorphin (BCM) protein belongs to opioid peptide group and has been reported that presence of BCM-7 causes stomach discomfort, lactose intolerance, and other gastrointestinal problems and is assumed to be associated with increased risk of type 1 diabetes and heart diseases. A2 β-casein variant do not cause such discomfort and therefore is more preferable as compared to A1.
A2 milk has high nutritional content which is essential for the growth of an infant. A2 milk has health benefits because of high protein content, easily digestible properties, good source of calcium, important vitamins and minerals etc. and is similarly free of antibiotics and hormones. A2 milk has 12% additional protein, 25% extra vitamin A, 15% more calcium, 33% more vitamin D and 30% more good fat content. Thus, it is being widely used to manufacture the infant formula helping drive the market growth of A2 milk. Milk is an important dietary staple and integral part of baby food. Milk with A1 beta casein has shown to release increased levels of BCM-7 in infants which are linked with various stomach related disorders. Whereas, A2 milk digestion releases lower levels of BCM-7. Thus, A2 milk is widely preferred in infant formulas by baby food manufacturers, which has led to increase in demand for A2 milk which will boost market the market growth in the coming years
Scope of the A2 Milk Market
USD 31.51 Billion by 2030
CAGR of 18.6% from 2022 to 2030
2017 to 2021
2022 to 2030
Form, Application, Packaging, Distribution Channel
North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Fonterra Co-operative Group, Amul (GCMMF), Provilac, The a2 Milk Company Limited, Freedom Foods Group Limited, Vinamilk, Nestlé S.A.
Significant Market Trends:
Liquid Form Reported Foremost Market Stake in 2020
The liquid form of A2 milk displayed the major share in the worldwide market in 2020. High consumption volume, easy availability and storage are the key reason for highest market stake of liquid form of A2 milk. The factors such as launch of new products are expected to retain the dominance of liquid form in the near future.
The powder form of A2 milk is anticipated grow at the maximum CAGR through the forecast time-frame mainly due to strong product pipeline.
Milk-based Beverages Application Dominated the Market Revenue
The A2 milk is consumed on a large scale in its original form. A2 milk is also sold as a packaged product with added flavors. Moreover, processed milk such as no fat, full cream, low fat, light varieties of milk are also very popular. These factors contribute to the high market share of the milk-based beverages segment.
Infant Formula application will expand at highest CAGR during the forecast time-frame. Due to multiple health benefits of A2 milk such as high protein and vitamin content, easy digestibility, absence of antibiotics the A2 milk is widely being used in infant formulas.
Carton Packaging Will Dominate the A2 Milk Market Revenue by Packaging Type
High use of carton packaging for A2 milk is majorly due to low cost and ease of transportation. Moreover, use of environment-friendly raw materials is contributing to the growth of carton packaging segment.
Cans are expected to expand at highest CAGR during the forecast time-frame majorly due to longer shelf life and reusability.
Asia Pacific is Estimated to be the Largest Market for A2 Milk
The detailed research report covers significant prospects and inclinations of A2 milk products throughout different regions including Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. By region, A2 milk market is led by Asia Pacific due to high milk production and demand, and presence of A2 milk producing cow breeds. Europe reported the second maximum share predominantly due to presence of state-of-the-art dairy infrastructure. North America is also anticipated to witness the rapid growth rate, on account of higher spending on premium food products, high awareness regarding healthy food options, and increasing cases of lactose intolerance.
Some of the prominent players in the A2 Milk Market include:
- Fonterra Co-operative Group
- Amul (GCMMF)
- The a2 Milk Company Limited
- Freedom Foods Group Limited
- Nestlé S.A.
Segments Covered in the Report
This research report offers market revenue, sales volume, production assessment and prognoses by classifying it on the basis of various aspects. Further, this research study investigates market size, production, consumption and its development trends at global, regional, and country level for the period of 2017 to 2030 and covers subsequent region in its scope:
- Infant Formula
- Milk-based Beverages
- Bakery & Confectionery
- Dairy Products
- Carton Packaging
- Glass Bottles
- Plastic Pouches & Bottles
By Distribution Channel
- Online Stores
- Grocery and Convenience Stores
- Hypermarkets and Supermarkets
- United Kingdom
- Rest of Europe
- Southeast Asia
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Rest of Latin America
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- North Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
Key Points Covered in A2 Milk Market Study:
- Growth of A2 Milk in 2022
- Market Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2030)
- Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
- Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
- Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
- Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
- Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies
- COVID-19 Impact on Demand for A2 Milk and How to Navigate
- Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
- A2 Milk Consumption Analysis
- A2 Milk Production Analysis
- A2 Milk and Management